Monoi Tiare - Flowered Coconut Happiness
Posted on June 08, 2019 by ERIN WILLIAMS | 2 comments
Monoi Tiare Oil smells like an island vacation, hydrates like crazy and nourishes skin. Here's the skinny on it:
The Monoi Tiare Oil that we use is made in Tahiti. If you are using the "official" oil in the required percentages you are approved to use their symbol (look for it - it means you're getting the real stuff). Back in 1988 Monoi producers banded together as Monoi was being knocked off with inferior coconut oil and/or fake fragrances. Thus the Monoi de Tahiti AO Label guarantees the quality of the product and the Polynesian sourcing of its ingredients (and yes, we qualify for and use it on all of our Monoi products).
Quick version - Monoi de Tahiti is obtained by steeping Tiare Flowers in refined Copra (Coconut) Oil that has been extracted from coconuts harvested in the geographic region of French Polynesia as ripe nuts, grown in soils of coral origin. These nuts are from the Cocos Nucifera and the Tiare Flowers must be the species Gardenia Tahitensis (following Candolle’s classification) harvested in bud form. No exceptions.
Diving in a little more, it starts with Coconut Trees which are growing on coral sand beaches. The coral is full of nutrients and, as a result, your coconuts are already more power-packed.
They carve out the meat of the coconuts by hand to press for the oil.
It takes a lot of coconuts!
Then the Tiare Flowers come into play. An island version of Gardenias, they smell AMAZING.
They're picked by hand,
stacked in groups,
and then are macerated (mashed up like crazy) in the coconut oil and sit for about 10 days. They then strain the flowers out
And are left with the beautiful liquid gold that is used in daily life as well as religious ceremonies.
Monoi Oil can be used as
*a body moisturizer/oil
*a facial moisturizer
*after sun care
*hair treatment mask
*hair protectant pre heat tools
We have the pure oil avail in a dropper and roller ball and we also fold it into an Organic Aloe based Body Lotion and an Organic Aloe based Body Wash. All three items are also available in a set. To say they smell delish is an understatement!